NFPA 2005 Products 6/05

By Consulting Specifying Engineer Staff June 8, 2005

Firestop system selector uses a short questionnaire to determine all acceptable options and installs them directly onto the user’s digital organizer. Additionally, the selector software displays recommendations in order of importance and eliminates irrelevant questions based on previous answers. For more on the FS 411 from Hilti, Inc., click here .

Directional sounder incorporates four field-selectable pulse patterns that create an egress pathway out of a building and mark its exits. Triggered by existing fire-detection systems, the directional sounder features a wide range of power settings, including click here .

Mass-notification systems deliver live voice, pre-recorded tones or other messages via a wireless platform. The system uses either fiber-optics or hardwired application. Each system can be customized, while redundancy and supervision are built in. Ideal for military facilities and other applications where large groups of people assemble. For more on mass-notification systems from Wheelock, Inc., click here .

Pumping system provides flexibility in piping distance, configurations and nozzle design, with sustained, pulsed discharges or any combination of the two. It can be put back online immediately after discharge, as its atmospheric storage tank can be refilled with no need to remove equipment or bottles. For more on 3M’s Clean Agent Pumping System, click here .

Emergency evacuation system is a peer-to-peer network and includes fire-protection, mass notification and evacuation capabilities that can be upgraded over time. The system can be arranged as Style 4 or 7 using two-conductor, unshielded wire or fiber cables. The network riser includes paging, firefighter telephones and input/output capabilities. For more on the E3 system from Fire Control Instruments, click here .

Concealed sprinkler protects light-hazard combustible and non-combustible small spaces including narrow attics, eave areas accessible for storage and interstitial spots between floors. Featuring a 5.6 K-factor, 144-sq.-ft. coverage area and 12-ft. spacing, the sprinklers can be used with wet- or dry-pipe systems. For more on Tyco’s CC2 Combustible Concealed Sprinkler, click here .

Vertical in-line fire pumps have a self-venting design that eliminates the need for an automatic air-release valve. Suction and discharge flanges are on a common centerline, 180 degrees apart, and are equally sized to simplify piping and installation. For more on the 1,250/1,500 GPM, Series 1580 from A-C Fire Pumps Systems, click here .

Antifreeze sprinkler system protects Class II storage commodities in buildings up to 40 ft. high with racked storage up to 35 ft. As an alternative to in-rack sprinkler systems, it can protect storage environments as cold as -23 click here .

Exit speaker produces broadband noise near building exits or along egress routes, acting as an audible exit sign. Using directional sound, the system generates noise at all frequencies across the human hearing range, with varying tones and intensities, to provide directional cues to those looking for the exit. For more on the ONYX ExitPoint from Notifier, click here .

Fully digital communications protocol for event reporting provides alarm verification, with panel end-to-end response time in less than five seconds, and supports 198 devices per loop. The system also includes detector adjustability and compensation as well as adjustable analog heat-detector range-circuit isolation and priority interrupts. For more on SmartScan from Gamewell, click here .